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  • Member since
    February 2011
Posted by 40kminis on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 4:14 PM

Is this the correct bondo you guys use for gap filling?

  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 5:04 PM

Yes, that's the one.

I get best results taping very close to the gap when I apply with a spatula (tang end of an xacto #11 blade)


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  • Member since
    June 2018
Posted by ARDVARK003 on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 11:12 PM
I use Napa/ Martin Senour glazing putty. I'ts light grey. Works. Quick dry , easy work and sand. Haven't tried Bondo,but I will. For small gaps I use Dap Kwik Seal water clean, paintable caulk. Don't leave it on to long! Please don't go by what i'm saying, but it works for me
  • Member since
    July 2013
  • From: Chicago area
Posted by modelmaker66 on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 11:15 PM

Yes, My go to of choice. Hope you like it too.

  • Member since
    June 2018
Posted by ARDVARK003 on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 11:24 PM
Is that the Wedell Williams Racer? AARDVARK
  • Member since
    June 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Thursday, June 28, 2018 7:19 AM

Aha !

That's the one . Just remember . Apply it in very thin coats otherwise you might still have a depressed area . It says that right on the tube . Wet sands beautifully though .

  • Member since
    August 2005
  • From: Mansfield, TX
Posted by EdGrune on Thursday, June 28, 2018 7:40 AM

In addition to the Bondo red solvent based putty, there is Bondo Professional Glazing & Spot putty.  Bondo red is essentially the same as Dr Microtools filler putty.   These solvent putties take hours for the solvent to evaporate and harden.



Bondo Pro is a 2 part putty.   Mix a quarter-size dab of putty with a pea-size spot of hardener and apply.  Work in small areas and quickly.   It hardens in a few minutes  allowing you to sand and continue work without the overnight wait for the solvent outty to dry.  This putty sands and feathers well.

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Thursday, June 28, 2018 8:27 AM

There are also several other brands for this stuff- all pretty much the same.  Ditzler, of auto paints has one, I have a tube from 3M, I forget the other brands right at the moment.  I have been using the stuff- vary from brand to brand depending on which stores I go to- for models for about thirty + years.  I was a teen during the hot rod/custom car craze, and learned to paint cars from friends.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota


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